Benedetto et al. looked into machine learning as a tool to predict mortality after cardiac surgery. They analyzed single-center data using prediction models, which were developed based on a neural network technique.
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December 16, 2020
Leanne Harling and Jessica Luc moderate a discussion on the global experience of how to make the most of one's training and successfully transition to practice.
December 15, 2020
In this CTSNet roundtable, Dawn Hui of UT Health San Antonio, Texas, moderates a discussion on advocacy within the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.
December 10, 2020
Chemtob et al. present data from the Nordic Consortium for Acute Type A Aortic Dissection (NORCAAD). They database out of eight hospitals the recorded data of 1,128 patients.
December 8, 2020
This video demonstrates an off-pump coronary artery bypass I- and T-graft technique with "no-touch" aorta.
December 4, 2020
A brief and readable editorial on the United Kingdom prespective on the global impact of the pandemic to the delivery of cardiovascular care, attempting a semi-quantitative economic appraisal of the problem.
December 2, 2020
This video demonstrates a type A aortic dissection with hemi arch replacement.
November 28, 2020
A large RCT with results somewhat supportive of considering a NOAC in the place of warfarin for post operative surgical patients. The study will be weighed against healthcare economical aspects.
November 20, 2020
The authors used The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database to evaluate cerebral perfusion strategies for type A aortic dissection.
November 17, 2020
This Beat episode, featuring Dr Jessica Luc, cardiovascular surgery resident from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, as the host, discussing highlights from the CTSNet COVID-19 portal, including the subspecialty guidance statements on cardiac, thoracic, and congenital patient triage, followed by education and ethical considerations during the pandemic.